From Despair to Joy We can’t always control our life’s circumstances and our ability to live with the joys of this world. The promise of joy from God, however, does not come from our circumstances in this world, but rather it comes out of our relationship with Jesus. The promise of God’s joy is a joy bound up in our walking with Jesus through all things in this life. We are invited to live in eager anticipation of what He has laid up for us in our life to come in His heavenly Kingdom. God has promised us a fullness of joy in Jesus for us to live out this Advent season and our whole life long.